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Episode 229: Sara Watkins

Episode 229: Sara Watkins

Over the course of her career, Sara Watkins (I'm With Her, Nickel Creek) has stretched the boundaries of bluegrass, toured the world, and collaborated with legends of the music industry, all the while continuing to shape her own formidable legacy.

Right now, she's sitting down to chat with us about her new album Young In All The Wrong Ways, how she got hooked on music and more. 

For realz.


THE LIST 6/24/16: RIP Dr. Ralph Stanley

THE LIST 6/24/16: RIP Dr. Ralph Stanley

Welcome to our new weekly column that is exactly what is says it is. A list. Specifically this week a Spotify playlist that might feature songs that have been rocking our earholes, oldies but goodies that needed a good revist, or, in the case of today's list, a theme.

THINGS TO PUT IN YOUR EARS

Last night we got word that one of bluegrass's greatest pioneers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, passed away at the tender age of 89. Stanley achieved noteriety playing with his brother throughout the Appalachians during the 50's and 60's, but it was the 2000 Cohen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou, featuring a solo rendition of "Oh Death" by Stanley that launched him, and bluegrass, back into the public eye where it remains to this day.